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October 10, 2019

...the alternation or reverberation of praise, as one person begins, spurring the next person to burst into song, leading to a crescendo of voices of praise, of prayer, this has the capability to generate a particular vibrancy.

October 2, 2019

Is Revelation a gradual process, responsive to this-wordly events? Or is it an eminence from the Divine, a supernal document that is revealed in a single integral unit? Was Torah transmitted "scroll by scroll" over time, or suddenly, "complete"?

September 27, 2019

Sometimes we are burdened by the past. Sometimes we find it hard to make a long-term commitment. Can we learn to live each day like it is "Today!"? Rebbi Nachman writes: For when a person wants to enter the service of God, it seems to him a heavy burden; he c...

September 18, 2019

the Rebbe said, "We have nothing to be afraid of. Let God hear in a loud voice all of our suffering and humiliations, because after the curses, the Bible promises the blessings and a return to the land of Israel. Let Him hear the curses so that He'll know that...

September 6, 2019

There is a deep paradox. A leader needs the confidence to lead, the ambition, ego and drive to persevere in the extreme environment of the modern election process. But where is the line between healthy and unhealthy ego? When does the confidence to lead become self-abs...

August 19, 2019

To boil a kid in its mother’s milk is a cruel upturning of the motherly nature. The very substance that nurtures and gives life is being used to cook the very organism that the milk was supposed to nurture! There is something shocking and offensive in this very notion.

August 19, 2019

many people in our communities who have suffered from life’s knocks and cruelties and who are ‎in some way “broken” , Many people do not fit the pristine image of the grand, intact, tablets. How ‎do we allow these broken people to find their place alongside the whole t...

August 13, 2019

The family is the foundry of faith. Through the education and instruction given by parent, the values of the child are forged, among these, seeing God in the world. It is, more often than not, in the family that we develop our faith orientation.

August 8, 2019

Moses is asserting that the Torah has what to say to every culture. In the course of history, many ethnicities, religions and societies have risen. Each civilization challenged or contested Judaism on this point or that. And Judaism offered its response to each in a fr...

September 19, 2018

During the Ingathering, the period of joy in human achievement and prosperity, The Torah sends us out to the Sukka to remind ourselves that it is not our brick and mortar homes that represent our our material security but rather a God-engineered protection.

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